On 16 January 2018 the President made an Order granting Inmarsat Ventures Limited permission to intervene. The President made a further Order on 24 January 2018 establishing an interim confidentiality ring in these proceedings (the “Interim Confidentiality Ring Order”).
A case management conference took place on 14 February 2018 at which the Chairman: (i) made an ex tempore ruling on confidentiality; (ii) made an order amending the Interim Confidentiality Ring Order; and (iii) gave various case management directions.
A pre-trial review took place on 12 June 2018.
The main hearing of the appeal took place over four days namely 26, 27, 28 June and 3 July 2018 (inclusive). Judgment was handed down on 7 December 2018.
On 12 December 2018, the Chairman made an Order extending time for filing any applications for permission to appeal the Judgment. By Orders dated 21 and 23 January 2019, the Chairman has directed the parties to file any consequential applications and written submissions in reply.